May 3, 2007: Queen Elizabeth comes to America for history and horses

Queen Elizabeth II visits Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.
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Transcript for May 3, 2007: Queen Elizabeth comes to America for history and horses
Good evening the British are not only coming they've arrived Queen Elizabeth is on American shores for the first time in sixteen years. When Paul Revere warned the British were coming 232 years ago there was fighting ahead. Now when the British monarch comes to America people fight to see her meter shake her hand. The US British alliance of the queen today as one of the most durable international collaborations. In the world. ABC's nick watt is covering the queen's visit tonight in Williamsburg Virginia nick. Charlie one of the queen's first engagements was a private meeting with the survivors and the families of some of those killed. At Virginia Tech her way of quietly marking a very recent tragedy but Charny this trip. Is largely. About history. Moments ago the queen pulled into Williamsburg where George Washington massed his troops before their decisive victory. Over the British. Independence from this queen's ancestors soon follow. Tomorrow she'll head to James time to commemorate the 400 anniversary of the first English speaking settlement in North America. Thousands waited in the rain for the queen to arrive at the State Capitol in Richmond Britain. It's been a wonderful ally Stacy vice Versa. And you know right now the the only apparent country in. Europe who is you know it's nice to us 29. Thousand Virginians and of the lottery to win just 100 coveted front row spots for the royal walk a bank. Inside some where public words from the queen. The melting pot match of that cash is one of the great strengths of hill country. And is an inspiration to others around the world as we face the continuing essential challenges a hit. The governor set up telephone hasn't had hot line advice what to do should the queen approach to touch her do you pull her man and if you're American citizen. There's no need to back out. Currency secretive inculcated. This weekend the queen is off to Kentucky she's going to the Darby she is a lifelong fan of horse racing really fulfilling one of her dreams. But then Monday morning she's back work shall be in Washington for among other things a state dinner with the president. Tarnished all right NIC what done in Williamsburg Virginia thing.

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